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The Evolution of Retail Environments, Part Two: The Experience Factor

As brands and retailers work to elevate the in-store experience, marketers must raise the bar for the future.

Target Celebrates Pride Month

Target is tying in to the designation of June as Pride Month by stocking an exclusive version of 20th Century Fox's Love, Simon home video as well as a limited-edition gift set from digital-native men's grooming brand Harry's.

7-Eleven to Change Up Loyalty Program

7-Eleven is changing its loyalty rewards program to reduce the number of points shoppers earn.


Circle K recently promoted Trey Powell to senior director of marketing – North America.

The majority of Walmart's sales still occur in physical stores, but digital advances are changing consumer expectations even when they are walking down a physical aisle. To keep up, the retailer has been innovating to deliver new solutions that use mobile technology differently in stores.

CVS/pharmacy is revamping its ExtraCare Beauty Club with “fab new benefits” as a way to further engage its beauty shoppers.

Walgreens this June is supporting a new initiative by Kimberly-Clark’s U by Kotex aimed at helping women in need access feminine hygiene products.

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Petco and Blue Buffalo Make Pet Cancer Awareness an Event

Petco and Blue Buffalo Co. have added in-store events to their annual "Pet Cancer Awareness Month" campaign.

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I’ve got an old friend from the neighborhood who’s in the retail business. He’s a franchisee for a national chain and a real old-fashioned store manager.


Woodman’s in Carpentersville, Illinois

Woodman’s, a 16-store supermarket chain out of Wisconsin with stores in Northeast Illinois, is something of a secret unless you live in that area.


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When you walk into a CVS/pharmacy y mas in the Miami area, you know you are not in your padre’s CVS.

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